Effert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Effert is a proud sign of a rich and ancient Austrian ancestry. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.
Early Origins of the Effert family
The surname Effert was first found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The name was a popular short form for the name Eberhard in the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Effert family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Effert research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1511, 1530, 1547, 1569, 1612, 1702, 1755, 1760, 1762, 1763, 1815, and 1826 are included under the topic Early Effert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Effert Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Effert include Eberlein, Aberlin, Eberl, Eberlin, Eberling, Eber, Ebers, Eberr, Ebber, Eberle, Eberlen, Ebberl, Ebberle, Ebberlein, Ebberlin and many more.
Early Notables of the Effert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Effert family
After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Effert were Peter Eber, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1740; Hance Ebber, age 31, who came to Philadelphia in 1736. Bartel Eberle came to Philadelphia in 1750; as did Heinrich Eberle in 1732.
Contemporary Notables of the name Effert (post 1700) +
- Frank Effert, American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of West New York, New Jersey, 1926-31; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940 
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